Category Archives: Security Knowledge

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Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Aug, 15, 2017]

Spotlight on ransomware: Ransomware payment methods

Are bitcoin and the blockchain to blame for the recent explosion in ransomware? Explore the payment methods that are supporting the new wave of cybercrime.

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Security Knowledge [Jul, 21, 2017]

What is a computer worm and how does it spread?

Find out what computer worms are, how computer worms spread and what you can do to prevent this malware from infecting your system.

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Security Knowledge [Jul, 11, 2017]

Petya ransomware analysis: How the attack unfolded

As the dust settles, we revisit Petya ransomware to assess the impact it has had, what the motivation was behind it, and why so many high profile companies were still caught by surprise.

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Security Knowledge [Jun, 21, 2017]

Spotlight on ransomware: Ransomware encryption methods

Crypto-ransomware locks your files to demand money. What makes this malware threat credible? Modern encryption methods. Find out how it works.

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Security Knowledge [Jun, 15, 2017]

VPNs: Your personal tunnel to privacy

New FCC changes along with the Vault 7 revelations mean online privacy is under threat. but thanks to VPNs, privacy is easier than you think.

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Security Knowledge [Jun, 5, 2017]

Doxware: Ransomware evolution or merely media hype?

Meet doxware: exploitationware that comes with the added threat of sharing your personal information online.

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Security Knowledge [May, 23, 2017]

Botnets: Dawn of the connected dead

Botnets control PCs and IoT devices to take down major websites and wreak havoc online. Are you among them?

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Security Knowledge [May, 11, 2017]

Jaff ransomware: The new Locky?

The Emsisoft Lab analyses the latest ransomware threat: What is Jaff ransomware, and how to prevent becoming a victim?

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Security Knowledge [May, 1, 2017]

Spotlight on Ransomware: How ransomware works

Part two of our ‘Spotlight in Ransomware’ series covers the changes ransomware makes to your system once it made its way in. How does ransomware work? Learn more here.

Security Knowledge [Apr, 22, 2017]

Women in science: cyber security and the gender gap

For this Earth Day in support of March for Science, we sit down with Elise and Sarah – two women making their mark in the Emsisoft Malware Lab

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Security Knowledge [Apr, 19, 2017]

Common phishing scams and how to prevent them

Phishing scams are getting more and more sophisticated every day. In this post, we show you the most common phishing scams and how to spot them.

Security Knowledge [Apr, 11, 2017]

Mobile malware targets Android users

Your mobile phone is the journal of your digital life. Who is reading yours? Emsisoft explores mobile malware and the best ways for you to prevent it.

Enterprise, Product, Security Knowledge [Apr, 4, 2017]

How-to: Administrator’s guide to remote management of Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Whether you are an administrator for your organization’s IT infrastructure, a value-added reseller (VAR) or an antivirus enthusiast, you will enjoy the new convenience features of Emsisoft Enterprise Console.

Security Knowledge [Mar, 30, 2017]

Spotlight on Ransomware: Common infection methods

Part one in our ‘Spotlight on Ransomware’ series focuses on common ransomware infection methods with practical steps to protect your data.

Security Knowledge [Mar, 28, 2017]

Emsisoft explores the worst passwords of 2016

Find the worst passwords of the year and how to manage them correctly.

Emsisoft News, Product, Security Knowledge [Feb, 28, 2017]

New in 2017.2: Faster software startup and more

The Emsisoft 2017.2 product update brings speed improvements when restarting the software, better Windows Security Center integration, new scan settings options and more.

Emsisoft News, Security Knowledge [Feb, 28, 2017]

Emsisoft feature highlight: Exclusions for scanning and monitoring

Emsisoft’s sophisticated Exclusions feature helps power users and admins to customize monitoring and scanning requirements using wildcards and environmental variables.

Emsisoft News, Security Knowledge [Feb, 17, 2017]

Emsisoft reverses and decrypts Hermes ransomware in real-time

Emsisoft CTO and Head of our Malware Research Lab, Fabian Wosar, cracks Hermes Ransomware by attacking the encryption generator.